After a 2020 marked by the pandemic of coronavirus which forced movie theaters to close for months, postponing many premieres, superhero movies will return in full force in 2021. Except for ‘The New Mutants’ and ‘Wonder Woman 1984’, the rest of the scheduled tapes delayed their releases, which has left a calendar full of new releases for comic book fans.
And although some films like ‘The Batman’, by Matt Reeves, ‘Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness’ or ‘Black Adam’, with Dwayne Johnson, have postponed their releases until 2022, there are a good number of titles that will be released this year. These are all the superhero movies coming in 2021.
Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ (March on HBO Max)
Yearned for by millions of fans for years, Zack Snyder’s version of ‘Justice League’ will be released on HBO Max in March, divided into four deliveries of one hour each. A montage that hopes to bring to the DC hero reunion a completely different point of view than the one seen in theaters and that will feature more Darkseid and a Superman without a mustache … and with his mythical black suit.
‘Morbius’ (March 19)
The pandemic caused M’orbius the Vampire ‘, the second spin-off of’ Spider-Man ‘after’ Venom ‘in which he stars Jared Leto, has been moved from July 2020 to March 2021. It is expected that this tape is directly connected to the UCM, unlike the first installment of ‘Venom’, which worked independently without the presence of Tom Holland.
‘Black Widow’ (May 7)
The superheroine played by Scarlett Johansson, much loved by the ‘fandom’, will have his well deserved solo show on the big screen. Despite being a prequel that falls between ‘Captain America: Civil War’ and ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, the film directed by Cate Shortland it works within the marvelitas gears, and its postponement had a domino effect on the rest of the MCU releases.
‘Samaritan’ (4 de juinio)
One of the few films of the genre not linked to a franchise which will be released in 2021. Starring Sylvester Stallone, ‘Samaritan’ tells the story of a young man who discovers that a superhero who was believed dead for 20 years is still alive. Directed by Julios Avery (‘Overlord’) it is expected to be a dark and twisted version of the classic superpower stories.
Venom: There Will Be Carnage (June 25)
Directed by Andy SerkisVenom 2 will feature the fight between Tom Hardy’s symbiote and his deadly enemy Carnage, played by Woody Harrelson. Like Morbius, the Venom sequel is expected to have far more connections to the Marvel Universe and Tom Holland’s Spider-Man than its predecessor.
‘Hang-Chi and the legend of the 10 rings’ (July 9)
As Kevin Feige explained, the film of the asian superhero Marvel’s Shang-Chi has been on the minds of marvel creatives since the release of ‘Iron Man’ in 2008. With an initial release scheduled for February 2021, it will finally debut at the MCU in July, just two months after the premiere. from ‘Black Widow’.
‘The Suicide Squad’ (August 6)
Made up of Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), Bloodsport (Idris Elba) and Peacemaker (John Cena), among others, James’s Suicide Squad Gunn completed his filming prior to the coronavirus pandemic, and its release date has stuck. It will be DC’s first theatrical release after Wonder Woman 1984.
‘The Eternals’ (November 5)
Marvel’s ‘Eternals’ managed to complete its filming before the Covid-19 pandemic forced to cancel filming to avoid contagion. Even so, the film starring Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek y Kit Harington, among others, it was delayed until November 2021 to leave a few months of space after ‘Black Widow’ and ‘Shang-Chi’.
‘Spider-Man 3’ (December 17)
With the confirmed participation of Benedict Cumberbatch (‘Doctor Strange’), Jamie Foxx (‘Electro’) and Alfred Molina (‘Doctor Octopus’), and with the rumors that point to the presence of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield within the Multiverse, Tom Holland’s third solo adventure will be the last superhero movie of the year. His official title has yet to be revealed.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.